The Future Is Electric

April 13, 2021 | KJ McCann and Brian Zirlin, Aurora Circuits

Worldwide research and development of the automotive industry began as early as the 17th century and since then has taken several different design paths, with each country forging its own innovative trail and hundreds of prototypes emerging into the market. Vehicles—with steam-powered, electric, and combustion engines—began to play a major role, not only in the Industrial Revolution, but in everyday life. Although many believe that electric vehicles (EVs) are relatively new to the market, they have actually been around since 1832.

It’s Only Common Sense: Turning a Commodity Into a Premium Product

April 12, 2021 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

This is the story of how smart people (maybe with the help of gullible people), turned something we all have in our own homes for almost free and in unlimited amounts it into one of the most sought-after products in the world. It sells for prices higher than oil and gasoline. That product is, of course, water.



The Plating Forum: RAIG (Reduction Assisted Immersion Gold) for Gold Surface Finishes

April 5, 2021 | George Milad, Uyemura International Corporation

RAIG was introduced a few years ago to meet the requirements of newer designs. Since its inception, more gold finishes are finding RAIG gold to be a viable alternative to standard immersion gold. RAIG gold is a mixed reaction bath...

Punching Out: ‘If I Were 20 Years Younger’

March 31, 2021 | Tom Kastner, GP Ventures, Ltd.

We hear a lot of owners say, ‘if I were 20 years younger, I would…’, meaning they would make major investments or strategic changes if they had the time to realize the return on investment. Other reasons for not...

Testing Todd: Homing in on the Target

March 30, 2021 | Todd Kolmodin, Gardien Services, USA

Although electrical testing provides a beneficial safeguard against an electrically inferior product reaching a customer, it does require adherence to critical processes....

The Future of PCBs in Transportation Featuring:

  • PCB Requirements for E-Mobility Interview with Christian Klein
  • The Future is Electric by KJ McCann and Brian Zirlin
  • TTM on the Future of Transportation Design by Walter Olbrich
  • EV Industry Facing Bottleneck Challenges Interview with Eduardo Benmayor
  • Simplified Assembly of Aluminum Flexible Circuits by Tara Dunn
  • Process Survivability, Reliability and Robustness Testing for EVs by Bob Neves
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